rowdy ADJECTIVE (rowdier, rowdiest) noisy and disorderly.
NOUN (pl. rowdies) a rowdy person.
DERIVATIVES rowdily adverb rowdiness noun rowdyism noun.
ORIGIN originally US in the sense «lawless backwoodsman»: of unknown origin.

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